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Shadow Boxing 

YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: David Sampson and Arjun Heimsath
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: arjunmh on Dec 27, 2011

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A fully bolted line that begins to the right of "Hiding from the Torch" atop a large block. Climb straight up moderate climbing and then follow the natural line right to a sustained and delicate steep crux section. Bolts are clipped from natural stances and are relatively widely spaced, but offer secure protection. The high first bolt is due to the poor rock quality (for bolting) low down.


The left side of the west facing wall of this buttress. Bolts are painted brown and may be hard to spot at first.


9 bolts, but carry a few small to medium cams if the spacing between bolts might bother you. There are solid horizontal placements for gear in the harder areas where bolt placement was not ideal.

Photos of Shadow Boxing Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Manny working the route
Manny working the route
Rock Climbing Photo: Arjun eying the crux on the second ascent.
Arjun eying the crux on the second ascent.
Rock Climbing Photo: The Route
The Route

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By manuel rangel
From: Tempe, Arizona
Oct 30, 2012

Had a fun time on this route. I'd be willing to clip a long/deep bolt before the first one. I was a tad nervous there. Up high it is a bit spacey between bolts and I would bring a cam or several now that I know the route. I'd add a PG-13 because getting to the first bolt in the overhang up high is critical, miss it and you may not like the landing.

I hung on the first bolt in the overhang to avoid drastic failure on my part. Sun was in my eyes...
By Mark Mueller
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Apr 22, 2013
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Led it with no extra pro, thought it was well protected... maybe there is a new bolt because I found no run outs.
By arjunmh
From: Phoenix & Prescott, AZ
Dec 22, 2013

Yup, not run out at all by old school standards (think "Adios Larry" or "Damsels") and this one is solid and super fun! What a hoot on a bluebird winter afternoon -- DAS and I thinking we should call them "Sunny Buttresses!"
By Gaar
From: Springdale / Zion UT / Moab
Dec 8, 2015

best route in the refuge

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